The Worst Speed Trap
Drivers Should Avoid: The Entire Commonwealth of Virginia
It seems some bureaucrat in the state of Virginia got the Boss Hogg-like idea of imposing almost hilariously out of proportion penalties on speeders and his cronies jumped aboard. Since then, stunned drivers on any of the interstates passing through Old Dominion at typical highway speeds (over 80) have been leveled with traffic tickets that top $3,000 — and a misdemeanor or even felony charge of reckless driving that can even incur jail time. Yes, if you speed there, you can have a permanent, non-expungeable criminal record.